Satchels, hobos, shoulder bags … they are all fine for everyday wear. But if you are headed for a special evening out, you have to carry a clutch.
Clutches come in all shapes and sizes. From teeny-tiny bags that barely hold a lipstick to oversized foldover clutches that are big enough to carry all your necessities.
If you are looking for the perfect evening clutch, look for something in between. A dazzling bag that is seven to nine inches wide is ideal. Shop for stunning bags that are adorned with beads, sequins, crystals and other embellishments.
If you want to really splurge, consider these designer favorites.
Nancy Gonzalez Hexagonal Python Clutch – The unique shape makes this bag extraordinary. This clutch is create from black reticulated python and features a luxurious suede lining. You can find this clutch at Neiman Marcus and other retailers for $1,400.
Judith Leiber Crystal Minaudiere – If you have ever watched an awards show or movie premiere, you’ve caught a glimpse of a Judith Leiber bag. Celebrities and fashionistas alike adore these gorgeous crystal-encrusted bags. They come in fun shapes (like cupcakes and elephants), as well as more traditional silhouettes like the rectangular Judith Leiber Lattice Crystal Minaudiere. This classic bag features faceted Austrian crystals and beaded trim. This clutch is priced at $1,995 at Bergdorf Goodman.
If these designer clutches are a bit much, don’t worry. You can find affordable little bags that are beautiful too.
At Nordstrom, you can find this Jessica McClintock Sequin Bow Clutch for just $58.00. Available in gold or black, this bow-shaped bag features all-over sequins and a drop-in chain strap.
You can also find beautiful clutches at a fraction of retail prices by shopping at thrift shops, estate sales, or online sample sale sites such as Gilt Groupe, ideeli or HauteLook.